Malaysian PhD student awarded international scholarship for blood disorder research


PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian PhD student has been awarded a prestigious international scholarship for her work in studying the blood disorder beta thalassemia.

Universiti Malaya (UM) student Umi Nabilah Ismail is also one of the top four individuals selected to be included in the “Class of 2021 Early Career Scholars” in the 2021 Winter Institute of Medical Physics meeting.

“We are pleased to announce that Umi Nabilah Ismail has been awarded an Early Career Medical Physicists Scholarship Award by the Winter Institute of Medical Physics for her work in investigating the feasibility of marrow adipose tissue quantification using MRI as a biomarker for beta thalassemia, ” UM said in a social media post on Wednesday (April 28).

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Umi Nabilah Ismail has been awarded an Early Career Medical Physicists Scholarship...

Posted by University of Malaya on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The second-year PhD student in UM’s Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, will be among the 18 early career medical physicists from 15 countries chosen to present their projects in the final round of the competition at the virtual meeting.

According to the 2021 Winter Institute of Medical Physics meeting's website, Early Career Scholarship winners will also receive USD1,000 (RM4,104).

The annual Winter Institute of Medical Physics is a US professional meeting for researchers and professionals in the medical physics field.

One of the core goals of the meeting is to support early career medical physicists with a diverse array of scholarship and mentoring opportunities.

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